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On December 04, 2019, the delegation from the ADB funded - Forest Investment Program - 1 (FIP-1) of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF), Indonesia was welcomed by FMB Director Nonito M. Tamayo and OIC, Assistant Director Edna D. Nuestro, together with Director Angelito V. Fontanilla, INREMP’s Deputy Project Director, For. Percival M. Cardona, Project Manager of INREMP, Director Lourdes C. Wagan of the Foreign Assisted Special Project Service (FASPS), other members of FMB Execom including other representatives from FASPS and NPCO.

In view of the cross-cutting nature of forests and sustainable forest management, the Forest Management Bureau conducted a series of Consultation Workshops on the preparation of the Voluntary National Report to the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF). The workshops were divided into two batches: (1) for National Government Agencies and private organizations which was held on 17 September 2019 and (2) for DENR Offices and Attached Agencies held last 2-4 October 2019.

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